Our Projects

Cooperative System for Independent Theatres in Turkey

While starting our journey in May 2018, one of our wishes was to form a theatre cooperatives alliance in Turkey. The meeting conducted with the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism in March 2020 with the emergence of the Covid-19 urged us to create a nationwide communication network with the independent theatres in Turkey. We explained why we believe that the cooperative system and a potential alliance would be an ideal solution for the sector’s problems. Our This project accelerated with the support of Sivil Toplum için Destek Vakfı and Turkey Mozaik Foundation’s Culture & Arts fund. We are currently organizing training programs and providing consultancy for the establishment of 5 theatre cooperatives in different regions of Turkey.

#BizdeYerinAyrı Campaign

We have started a support program for the independent theatres which are incomeless during the pandemic.
As part of the campaign which symbolizes the theatres’ longing for their audiences with the slogan #BizdeYerinAyrı, theatre lovers can book their places in advance for the next season, and support theatres, artists and theatre workers.
Our first corporate supporters were Anadolu Efes and Zorlu Holding.

Capacity Building and Networking in Theatre Management Project

We organized a series of webinars (Theatre Cooperative – Solution Meetings) as part of the project realized with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University Cultural Policy and Management Research Centre (KPY).

5G:XR – Brighton Istanbul

We are one of the industry partners of the project 5GXR: Brighton & Istanbul which is realized in collaboration with University of Brighton, Brunel University, Bahçeşehir University and Istanbul Bilgi University and funded by the Arts and Humanities Council and Newton-Katip Çelebi fund. The project explores the effects of 5G, AR and VR technologies on the performing arts and the gaming sector. During the online symposium which was organized on November 5, 2020, the performing arts and game professionals from Turkey and the UK met on Discord and exchanged knowledge and experience. The Cooperative partners Kadıköy Theatron and Yolcu Tiyatro also presented their works.

IETM Multi-location Autumn Plenary Meeting: What Matters Now?: Building a Culture of Resilience in Performing Arts

We have hosted theatre professionals from all around the world in the webinar we organized as part of the IETM’s (International network for contemporary performing arts) Multi-location Autumn Plenary Meeting. Arundhati Ghosh (India – India Foundation for the Arts Executive Director), Hanane Hajj Ali (Lebanon – Culture Resource Co-founder, Theatre Maker, Artivist), Kalina Wagenstein (Bulgaria – Art Offiice Foundation Director), Mike van Graan (South Africa – Sustaining Theatre and Dance Foundation Project Manager, Playwright) and Mikhail Durnenkov (Lubimovka Festival Art Director, Playwright) were the session which was moderated by the Theatre Cooperative’s Vice President Yeşim Özsoy.

Idea Exchange Table

We take strength from the uniting power of our team of consultants. In collaboration with InogarArt, we have initiated an Idea Exchange Table with the participation of leading professionals.

Festtogether 2021 / Bir Kira Bir Sahne (A Rent & A Stage)

We are one of the stakeholders of the NeedsMap.Coop’s (İhtiyaç Haritası) project Festtogether / Bir Kira Bir Sahne (A Rent & A Stage). The project was developed to provide financial support for the performing arts laborers and rent support for culture & arts venues in the Covid-19 period.

Facebook Civil Society Program

We are a part of the Facebook Civil Society Program which aims to transfer the social sensitivities on social media to the right medium, civil society.



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